Are you really interested in long pants for the desert, jungle, or backcountry that are superlight, tough, and airy? With the Eco-Mesh Pants, you now have amazing temperatureregulating features. Constructed out of two-ply, 3-oz. Duralite nylon fabric, the tricked-out elements are 27-inch side zippers concealed behind vertical bands, which provide air flow to that one troubling hot spot encountered by most hikers: the crotch. Behind the tucked-away zippers are soft-mesh panels whose duty is to funnel air in and around your nether regions. With the zippers closed, the abrasion- resistant Eco-Mesh Pants resemble a traditional pair of khakis. Because the fabric is now treated with Insect Shield® technology, you have protection against mosquitoes, biting flies, and ticks. The fit is enhanced by elastic side panels at the waist, and sports two on-seam front pockets, 2 zippered back pockets. Super packable, with a 15-minute maximum drying time. Includes a new side-zippered security pocket.
Reason for Being: A long pant that has vents to cool you down on hot days, but zip up on cooler ones. This is designed to be an all-purpose hiking pant that can handle any environment.
Fabric: 2 ply, 3 ounce nylon makes these featherweight and breathable.
Side Zipper Vents: 2-way zipper vents run from the thigh down to near the ankle, providing breathability when necessary and giving the pants their name.
UV Protection: Carries a sun protection rating of UPF 30+.
Insect Shield: 100% safe permethrin treatment for your clothing that will repel harmful insects and ticks. Permethrin is a new industry standard for bug repellant and the amount contained in our treated clothing is guaranteed to be safe for adults, children, and even pets. Effective for up to 70 washes.
What a fantastic idea. As long as there's a slight breeze it's like wearing shorts yet protecting your legs from bugs and UV. The super-light material is fantastic. I love them. Definitely only for casual wear though as the legs are very baggy. Plus prepare to take them to a seamstress to shorten the legs though. I have a 32" inseam bought size large and had to have 2" taken off. Still liked them so much I bought a second pair.
Chris B., Port Huron, Michigan
Still using the first pair after several years of backpacking and mountaineering. They have proved to be quite durable and comfortable. Not only temperature adjustable but also great for mosquito country. Just ordered a second pair for a backup.
Daniel ., Rock Springs, Wyoming
Only pants I wore on a 5 day trip to the BWCA in Northern Minnesota in August. They dry ridiculously fast after jumping out of a canoe. Insect shield seemed effective mostly. Vents when fully opened make it feel like your wearing shorts. Can't recommend these enough
123 ., Cascade Locks, Oregon